FRE 2710 - Celtic Gaul.ppt

The gallic wars conclusion after 8 long years and

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The Gallic Wars – Conclusion After 8 long years and countless campaigns, the Gallic Wars had finally come to an end. Caesar had proven himself not only as one of the greatest and most brutal conquerors of the ancient world, while also conducting some of the most brilliant siege tactics witnessed by history. He conquered over 350,000 sq. miles of territory, killing over 1 million Gauls and enslaving a likely equal number in the process. Of the original estimated population of 3 to 6 million Gauls, (depending on which numbers are accurate) at best 1/3 of the population was wiped out and at worst only 1/3 remained after the wars of Caesar. He bridged the Rhine not once but twice, and crossed the channel to Britain in an equal manner, becoming the first Roman to accomplish both things.
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The Fate of the Druids (cf. Jane Webster) “The state proscriptions against the druids . . . suggest a sustained effort by the Augustan and later administrations to counter a perceived threat to the pacification of the Western provinces [Gaul among them]. Roman distrust of the druids can be partially attributed to the association which the Roman state made between druids and anti-Roman prophecy” (Webster 13).
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The Fate of the Druids (cf. Jane Webster) “In first-century A.D. Gaul, where recurrent episodes of revolt are suggested both by textual sources and by evidence for substantial military activity well after the supposed de- militarization of the province during Augustus’ German wars, prophecy appears to have been a key medium through which dissent was
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